What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Wowbrary is Back!

Do you want to find out about newly released books, movies, and more, that you can get right here at the library? Then you'll definitely want to check out Wowbrary. Sign up for e-mails to see what's new each week, and browse the weekly lists online. Don't miss out when the library gets new titles - stay in the know with Wowbrary!

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Register for Story Time:  August 23-September 5

Register for Story Time: August 23-September 5

Registration forms for fall story times for ages 3-5  will be available at the children's circulation desk August 23-September 5.  Children who are residents of Newtown and at least three years old on or before September 10 are eligible to register for one of three weekly story times: Monday at     10 am, Tuesday at 10 am or Wednesday at 1 pm.

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Living Creatively: A Workshop

Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Learn to see life with fresh eyes, through guided imagination, exploration of the senses, free writing and collaborating. Keith Torgan will lead us to take our central life stories and turn them into songs. Not only does this experience assist us in accessing our creativity - it's empowering in other areas of life, leading to greater awareness and satisfaction. No musical or writing ability is required. ...

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Teen Sewing with Jeannine: Make an Owl Pillow

Thursday, August 23 - 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. Learn sewing basics while making an adorable owl pillow! All supplies are included. For grades 6-12. Registration required.

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Tie-Dye for Teens

Wednesday, August 8 - 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Join us outside in front of the library for some tie-dye crafting! Please bring one or two white t-shirts to dye and we'll provide the rest. Rain date is Friday, August 10th at 2:00 p.m. For grades 6-12. Please register.

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Sew a Chef's Apron

Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30. For the grilling king in the family or for the indoor baker! Jeannine has picked out a versatile heavy striped cotton (see image). The apron has a pocket and twill tape neck and waist ties. Please register.

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Newtown Turkey Trot 2018

Thursday, November 22, 7:45 AM at the Newtown Middle School. Don't miss it! This year marks the 9th annual Turkey Trot, benefiting the Cyrenius H. Booth Library! The 5K course includes scenic downtown Newtown, with almost a mile of historic Main Street. Click for details and to register...

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East Meets West: From Japonisme to Impressionism

  Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room. ArtScapades will look at two of Japan’s master printmakers, Hokusai and Hiroshige, and will then move on to discuss their influence on well known names of the Impressionist movement including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase and Childe Hassam. Wine and cheese will be available. Please register.

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Stupendous Prodigies: Mozart and Mendelssohn

Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room.While the name Mozart is synonymous with the word prodigy, Mendelssohn is often ignored in the conversation; but he was no less extraordinary, and composed masterpieces when he was much younger than Mozart. Jeffrey Engel will compare the two youngsters and let you decide who was the more remarkable. Please register.

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Summer Needle Felting with Katie

Monday, August 20th at 4:30 in the Meeting Room. Join us for this popular, relaxing class, where you will learn to make a small decoration or animal using a burred needle and colored wool roving. The class is free, with no materials fee. No small children, please. Please register.

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Seniors' Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 21st from 2:30 to 4:00 on the patio. Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day with delicious ice cream from Ferris Acres Creamery, courtesy of the library. If it rains, we'll be inside the Meeting Room. But it won't rain!

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Crafts in the chbMAKERS' Corner

Join us on Tuesdays in the chbMAKERS' Corner to participate in various craft projects. For teens entering 6th - 12th grade

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Creative Writing Summer Camp 2018

A peer group for young people who love to write! Led by author and educator, Aimee Pokwatka. For youth entering grades 6 through 9. Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 & 9. Grades 6-7 meet from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Grades 8-9 meet from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Space is limited to 10 students in each session. Register online.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room,  Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm.  Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown.  Now that he is a certified therapy dog, Tucker is ready for his new adventure as a reading buddy for children. Please indicate your time ...

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Exploring the Makerspace with Rich Reynolds

Learn about raspberry pis, soldering, electronics, coding and 3D printing. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. Monday sessions will be July 23rd and 30th and August 6th and 13th. For grades 6-9.

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Adult Summer Reading 2018

Starting June 22nd. See display on second floor. This is a fun way to (potentially) win prizes, just for reading books you enjoy. First, read the book; then fill out a brief review and pop it into a prize box. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be drawn in late August.

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Register for Summer Reading! Program ends on August 18th.

Register for Summer Reading! Program ends on August 18th.

Parents of children ages 4-grade 5 are invited to REGISTER  their child/children for the C.H. Booth Library's Summer Reading Program.  Parents/guardians must register themselves first, then add children to the family account.  Record all your reading online, but you must visit the library to redeem your rewards for reading. All reporting must be completed by August 18th.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




BooksHealHeartslogo_web72dpiBooks Heal Hearts” – donations to the C.H. Booth Library for our community.

Local and regional support organizations and services.

New Stories for Newtown is now available.


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